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Java Math Exercises: Count the absolute distinct value in an array

Java Math Exercises: Exercise-5 with Solution

Write a Java program to count the absolute distinct value in an array.

Sample Solution:

Java Code:

import java.util.*;
import java.math.*;
public class Example5 {
 public static void main(String[] args) {
  {
   int[] numbers = new int[] {
    -1, -1, 0, 2, 2, 3, 0, 1, 5, 9
   };
   int count = 0;
   HashSet < Integer > set = new HashSet < Integer > ();

   for (int i = 0; i < numbers.length; i++) {
    int n = Math.abs(numbers[i]);
    if (!set.contains(n)) {
     set.add(n);
     count++;
    }
   }
   System.out.println(count);
  }
 }
}

Sample Output:

6

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Array vs ArrayLists:

The main difference between these two is that an Array is of fixed size so once you have created an Array you cannot change it but the ArrayList is not of fixed size. You can create instances of ArrayLists without specifying its size. So if you create such instances of an ArrayList without specifying its size Java will create an instance of an ArrayList of default size.

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